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Birmingham, AL

Contact Sue Clements
Volunteer Chair

“I feel strongly that it's my mission to be an advocate, a voice, because so many pancreatic cancer patients don't get the opportunity to do so. So many wonderful people have come into my life, whom I never would have met otherwise. It fills my heart with joy when new volunteers say ‘I want to become part of this group, and make a difference, like you are!’ Our affiliate has made an impact building awareness, fund raising, and equally important, creating a real community for survivors, families and friends.”

   - Maija, seven-year survivor and volunteer

Contact Sue Clements, Volunteer Chair, to get involved.
Local Events

PurpleLight Birmingham - Register today!
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
Avondale Amphitheater
4101 5th Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35222

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Volunteers in Action!

Carol Chudy, Tamara McCullen, Denny LaVercombe and Jan LaVercombe

PurpleLight Birmingham 2013

Birmingham went purple on October 27, 2013 for PurpleLight National Vigil for Hope. Family and friends of those touched by pancreatic cancer came together to gain both comfort and encouragement by illuminating purple glow sticks as they heard their loved ones’ names read aloud. Joined by nearly 20,000 participants in more than 80 communities across the country, this marked the largest participation in PurpleLight history and helped kick off National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

Photos will be posted at www.purplelight.org when they are available.

PurpleStride Birmingham 2014

PurpleStride Birmingham 2014 presented by UAB Medicine was a powerful and inspiring day. On February 22, a sea of purple took over Homewood Central Park and made great strides in the fight against pancreatic cancer! More than 760 participants raised more than $95,000 to advance research, support patients, and create hope for the pancreatic cancer community.

June Social Event

On June 11th Birmingham volunteers met at the Good People Restaurant Birmingham for an affiliate meeting and finished the night cheering on the Baron’s at Regions Field. It was a fun evening for the whole family that also raiseed pancreatic cancer awareness and supported the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  Check back to learn about more fun Spring events. 

Advocacy Day 2013

Three representatives from Alabama traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Seventh Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day to join volunteers from across the country to meet with members of Congress. Since the passage of the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act (H.R. 733 and S. 362), our efforts continue to urge Congress to direct more funding to our cause.

Getting ready to meet with Senator Jeff Sessions. Pictures l to r: Bruce Clements, volunteer advocate from Birmingham; Laurie Boyle, Community Representative in Mobile; Sue Clements, Volunteer Chair, Birmingham Affiliate
Alabama volunteers prepping before a meeting on the Hill


There are many ways you can support the local fight and join other friendly volunteers committed to fighting pancreatic cancer. Whether you have ten minutes or are looking for a more extensive commitment, we have a role for you. Our volunteers focus on several key areas: raising general awareness, media, education and outreach to healthcare professionals, advocacy and fundraising and awareness events. Learn more.

We are looking to fill the following volunteer position in Birmingham:

Affiliate Coordinator

Events Coordinator

To learn more, please email Sue Clements at sclements@pancanvolunteer.org.

Together, we can know it, fight it, and end it!

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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s tax identification number is # 33-0841281.